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    Peter Beardsley

    It's always good to randomly start threads about ex players. Especially as in this case a player who's often forgotten but who was blindingly fucking brilliant. Peter Beardsley. [YOUTUBE]ZvaZmQrDc4g[/YOUTUBE] [YOUTUBE]9YzkPyUczsU[/YOUTUBE] P.S. You had to be in the Kop when he belted that goal in against Everton, apart from Rushy's "last" against Watford it was the maddest celebration ever. Just for that he's a fucking legend.
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    Haiti.

    How much more misery is going to be heaped on these poor bastards. Awful scenes. BBC News - Haiti earthquake feared to have killed hundreds A 7.0-magnitude quake which hit south of the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince is feared to have killed hundreds of people across the Caribbean country. In the space of a minute, Haiti's worst quake in two centuries wrecked the HQ of the UN mission, the presidential palace and numerous other buildings. A "large number" of UN personnel were reported missing by the organisation. The capital is now said to be in total darkness with many people sleeping outside amid fear of more aftershocks. Describing the earthquake as a "catastrophe", Haiti's envoy to the US said the cost of the damage could run into billions. The quake, which struck about 15km (10 miles) south-west of Port-au-Prince, was quickly followed by two strong aftershocks of 5.9 and 5.5 magnitude. The tremor hit at 1653 (2153 GMT), the US Geological Survey said. Phone lines to the country failed shortly afterwards. Aid workers and reporters at the scene estimated the number of dead to be in the hundreds or even thousands. I think hundreds of casualties would be a serious understatement Rachmani Domersant, operations manager, Food for the Poor In pictures: Haitian earthquake As night fell, Rachmani Domersant, an operations manager with the Food for the Poor charity, told Reuters: "The whole city is in darkness. "You have thousands of people sitting in the streets with nowhere to go. There are people running, crying, screaming." Adding that he had seen no rescue vehicles in the hillside suburb of Petionville, he said: "People are trying to dig victims out with flashlights. "I think hundreds of casualties would be a serious understatement." There have been some reports of looting overnight. Earlier, bodies white with dust could be seen piled on the back of a pick-up truck as vehicles tried to ferry the injured to hospital. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and has suffered a number of recent disasters, including four hurricanes and storms in 2008 that killed hundreds. 'Three million affected' In a statement issued in New York, the UN said that its local HQ in Haiti had "sustained serious damage along with other UN installations" and "a large number" of personnel were missing. EYEWITNESS Carel Pedre, TV and radio presenter, Port-au-Prince I saw a lot of people crying for help, a lot of buildings collapsed, a lot of car damage, a lot of people without help, people bleeding. I saw a movie theatre, a supermarket, a cybercafe, an apartment building which collapsed. Now it's dark outside, there is no electricity, all the phone networks are down, so there's no way that people can get in touch with their family and friends. There are aftershocks every 15 to 20 minutes. They last from three to five seconds. The first shock was really strong, people were falling in the streets and buildings collapsed. I didn't see any emergency services, the people at the neighbourhood were trying to help each other. The streets are narrow and there is lot of traffic and everyone is trying to reach family and friends. Traffic now is really difficult. People don't know where to go or where to start. Eyewitness: 'Blood all over them' UN peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy said it was unclear how many people had been inside the building. The head of the UN mission in Haiti, Hedi Annabi, was reported to have been in the building and is unaccounted for. The UN's stabilisation mission plays a vital role in ensuring security in Haiti. Raymond Joseph, Haiti's ambassador to the US, said the presidential palace, the tax office, the ministry of commerce and the foreign ministry had all been damaged, but the airport was intact. He and Haiti's ambassador to Mexico, Robert Manuel, both said that President Rene Preval and his wife had survived the quake. The World Bank, which said its local offices were destroyed but that most staff were accounted for, planned to send a team to help Haiti assess damage and plan a recovery, Reuters reported. Mike Blanpied of the US Geological Survey said that, based on the location and size of the quake, about three million people would have been severely shaken by its impact. "This quake occurred under land as opposed to offshore, so a lot of people were directly exposed to the shaking coming off that earthquake fault, which was quite shallow," he told the BBC. US President Barack Obama said in a statement that his "thoughts and prayers" were with the people of Haiti and America stood ready to assist them. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said: "My heart goes out to the people of Haiti after this devastating earthquake." 'Rubble and wire' In the minutes after the quake, Henry Bahn, a visiting official from the US Department of Agriculture, said he had seen houses which had tumbled into a ravine. HAITI COUNTRY PROFILE Half of Caribbean island of Hispaniola History of violence, instability and dictatorship Population of 10 million people Most live on less than $2 a day Democratic rule restored in 2006 Economy in ruins and unemployment is chronic UN peacekeepers deployed - foreign aid seen as vital Massive deforestation has left just 2% forest "Everybody is just totally, totally freaked out and shaken," said Mr Bahn, who described the sky as "just grey with dust". He said he had been walking to his hotel room when the ground began to shake. "I just held on and bounced across the wall," he said. "I just heard a tremendous amount of noise and shouting and screaming in the distance." He said rocks were strewn all over the place, and the ravine was "just full of collapsed walls and rubble and barbed wire". BBC News website readers in the Dominican Republic, which borders Haiti on the island of Hispaniola, said they had also felt the quake. "My family is on the 8th floor of a tower in downtown Santo Domingo," wrote Max Levine. "We felt a swaying of the building for 5-10 seconds. All the lamps were swinging. There was a 20-second pause and then another similar sway. We rushed out of the building with many others to the street." In the immediate aftermath of the quake, a tsunami watch was put out for Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas, but this was later lifted.
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    Roy Hodgson, know your role and shut your mouth

    Fuck him. The fucking cunt.
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    Keir Starmer

    I have some magic beans to sell you. The bill basically decriminalises torture.
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    Keir Starmer

    Who was still sacked because she backed the unions. (Who were right) Whittome was sacked because she voted against allowing police to rape & murder with impunity, while Starmer abstained.
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    Keir Starmer

    Whittome I like. RLB was best of a bad bunch for the leadership and she was only sacked because she supported the unions last year. Rayner meh.
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    Keir Starmer

    Sack Whittome Sack Long-Bailey Sack Rayner The man is a fucking weapon.
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    Tory Country

    If 128,000 deaths on their watch won't convince people then nothing will. Face it the British working class are the most terminally stupid people on the face of the planet.
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    Keir Starmer

    The second Starmer went against the teachers unions was the moment he was utterly fucked with the left. And look how that turned out with the unions fully vindicated.
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    Tory Country

    Tomorrow belongs to them.
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    Boris Johnson

    I've come to the conclusion that I can talk to a Utd or Everton fan about football. But I can't talk to a tory about politics.
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    Elections 2021

    Unless they're delivered by Jeremy Corbyn, then apparently it's a vote loser.
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    Elections 2021

    Why Brazil? Oh wait they have more deaths maybe you wanted me to pick USA, India or Mexico too. UK - Johnson Populist USA - Trump Populist Brazil - Bolsonaro Populist India - Modi Populist Mexico - Obrador Populist See a pattern here. Add Hungary to the list as well with the highest deaths per capita in the world another right wing Populist in Orban. There are 195 countries in the world 190 of them have less deaths than us but you want me to pick one of the four countries that do have more deaths.
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    Elections 2021

    Really. Lets compare two countries responses then shall we, both Islands. Japan Population - 126.6m UK Population - 66m Japan Population Density - 340 PSM UK Population Density - 275 PSM Japan Covid cases - 622k Uk Covid cases - 4.4m Japan Covid deaths - 10,566 UK Covid deaths - 128,000 So if we subtract Japan's deaths from our own we get 117,434. Maybe that's a fairer total due to government inaction and incompetence.
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    Elections 2021

    11 years of austerity with a debt higher than in 2010, a government which is mired in corruption and managed to privatise a pandemic while going into recession and are responsible for thousands of preventable deaths. And people still voted for them. Calling them dickheads is letting them off lightly. More like fucking evil.
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    Elections 2021

    Starmer went with the slogan that killed Jo Cox. He then Union Jacked up. It still hasn't worked. Jeremy Corbyn had a 2017/19 manifesto that was gold and people really liked policy wise but couldn't vote for him personally. So what to do start going a bit more whitey and less "woke" Dangerous road that.
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    Elections 2021

    You think those cunts gave a fuck about muslim deaths? The tories have just presided over one of the worst responses to the pandemic in the world, last year they said predicting 20k deaths was fatalistic & irresponsible. Now seven times that number have died and they've made gains from the opposition. So I'm wondering is there a set number that these dickheads think that's too much something has to change?
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    Elections 2021

    Dunno. The even more posh and elitist party of De Pheffel & Rees Mogg have convinced the working class that they're one of them so who knows.
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    Elections 2021

    Last January/February saying 20k could die was considered scaremongering. Just a question. How many people have to die preventably under this government does it take in order for people to stop voting for them?
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    Elections 2021

    Agreed. And that was evident by the candidate they put there.
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    Elections 2021

    If only this government could have killed 150k more people. Hartlepool might have stayed red. Oh well.
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    Elections 2021

    And what was it you were saying about the working class who voted for brexit in 2016? And besides they aren't getting back on side if 150k deaths due to the incompetence, negligence & stupidity of this lot atop 11 years of austerity isn't enough to show them what utter cunts Tory's are then I'm not sure what will.
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    Elections 2021

    If you're working class and voted tory after covid you're a fucking massive cunt.
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    Ibrox

    42 years today that 66 people were killed. No one should go to a football match and not come home. RIP to them all.
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